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We were on the Destiny 6/1 sailing and took a water taxi for $10 pp round trip to Frigate. Much nicer than a land taxi. You can arrange your ride at the end of the pier, just to the left as you enter the covered area. Mr X's is who we went with. It was a quick fast ride to the beach, we got tickets when we reach the destination, those are your return ride tickets so don't lose them! It is a nice beach, but rocky at the water's edge. Wear water shoes or start floating as soon as you hit the water. It was a great beach for beachcombing, lots of seashells. There were chair, umbrella, hobie cat and jet ski rentals as well as banana boat rides. Several beach shacks/bars along the beach. It was a nice day.
If you want authentic St. Kitts then S. Frigate Bay may be for you, I loved the area nice restaurants, BUT not much beach. About 2 miles away is the St. Kitts Marriott INCREDIBLE beach, water was unbelievable and the resort was straight up 4 star, you have plenty of time to visit both. The beach at the Marriott is unparalleled. Spend your morning at S. Frigate and your afternoon over at the Marriott we did and are planning it again. Hope that helps Todd
We went to Cockleshell Beach on July 12th. The ride was $13 round trip pp, and our driver stopped at a scenic overlook to allow us to take pictures along the way..we got some great ones showing a sliver of land with the Atlantic on one side, the Caribbean on the other. At Cockleshell, we rented lounges for $5 pp (umbrellas were also $5), and had buckets of 6 beers for $15, and fantastic freshly made Mango Coladas for $6. There is a wealth of sea life here, and we saw lots of starfish and lots of people snorkeling. A boat pulled up with two fisherman and 3 huge bags of lobster they had caught....I had a huge grilled lobster with plantains and rice for $32. I definitely recommend Cockleshell Beach and the Reggae Beach Bar for those wanting something less commercial.Agreed, we were there last month, also had the mango Coladas (yum..), beer and grilled lobster. Nice beach with decent snorkeling.
Agreed, we were there last month, also had the mango Coladas (yum..), beer and grilled lobster. Nice beach with decent snorkeling.MTV you're everywhere
MTV you're everywhereHi Jessie,
MTV/Suzski - when you went to Cockleshell, did you just catch a taxi right at the port? You mentioned it was $13pp round trip, did the same driver come back for you at a designated time?
Some would say this is not legal but I figure I have been doing it for years and am real careful not to pick a shell with a living creature in it so all is good.I know this is off topic, but if everyone took home sand and shells, then what would be left for people that visit in the future? In the past, I also collected sand from the places I visited, but then someone made me reconsider. Now I try to "take only pictures and leave only footprints". Just something to consider....
I got great information for my trip from this board, so I share a little of my experience. Yes, taxi is right after you pass the security gate. St. Kitts port is a nice area. The taxi waited for us and took us back to the ship. Our group filled up this bus, we could not decide between Turtle or Cockleshell, he made a stop at Turtle first, we did not like it, then headed to Cokleshell.
Please post your snorkeling experience in the "Snorkeling Board" when you get back. Thanks
Hello all - just got back from my cruise and visited Cockleshell. Couple things to note: The cab ride there is $26.00 each way or $6.50pp (if you have more than 4 people). So if there's only 2 of you try to round up some extra people at the port that are going there too to save on cab fare. The drivers will also come back for you at a designated time so you won't have to worry about that.
The beach it self was not very nice, mostly rocky and trash here and there. The beach bar was expensive ($17.00 for a burger). However, besides that we did enjoy our day there. The ride over there was amazing - some great views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean side. I did not snorkel because there was not good visibility that day but my DH did and said that along the shore the visibilty was good, he saw quite a bit of structure, fish and even some lobster. I'm sure if the water/weather conditions were better this would be a great place to snorkel. The beaches on the Atlantic side looked nice but the ocean was too rough to go into the water.
Hope this helps!
Cockleshell beach and Raggae Bar & Grill was a nice visit but I'd recommend enjoying more of St. Kitts then just this beach alone...We toured with Thenford Grey$35pp...Thenford's tour includes Cockleshell Beach and many other great stops...
I've posted a couple pictures of the beach in front of Raggae Bar & Grill...it isn't very nice..however, if you walk away from the bar...the beach is beautiful and very enjoyable...